Welcome to the 23-24 school year, Walther’s 70th! We are so excited to begin another year of preparing learners to fulfill their unique God-given potential through academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service, leadership and enrichment opportunities. Our theme verse this year comes from Galatians 6:9: “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” In a spiritual sense, we are all asked, as Christians, to continually follow Christ: in loving one another, in serving our neighbor, in following His commands. Although the life of a believer is not always easy, we are reminded that we do reap rewards. Christians live abundant, fulfilling lives in Christ, now and eternally. As disciples, we must never succumb to “spiritual burnout.” This verse tells us to dig deep and stay the course, trusting God and leaning on His word.
The verse is also apropos for a new school year. Students, teachers and staff generally begin new school years with a lot of energy, optimism and hope, recharged from a summer break and ready for a new start. OK, there is that matter of figuring out how to open your locker, but once that obstacle is cleared, students are generally excited to begin a fresh semester. I love those first days and weeks of the school year! But sooner or later, weariness sets in. The early morning wake-ups, the homework, the grading, the athletic contests, the extracurriculars, the commuting, and the hard work of teaching and learning take their toll. My hope is that we can take encouragement from our scripture verse and find that “extra gear” to keep the new school year energy up the whole year. Bronco family, let’s make a pledge early on not to “grow weary of doing good,” but to remember that the hard work we all do in teaching and learning—and I’m including you too, parents!—is worth it, and will reap rewards. Let’s tap into our reserves of resilience and strive for Godly excellence in all we do the whole year, knowing that we have a Savior who walks beside us, as well as a strong Bronco community we can all lean on for support.
I believe the 23-24 school year will be an excellent one, and I am excited to begin the work. Students, your teachers have worked hard to prepare for your success. Let’s roll up our sleeves and make the most of this year. Go Broncos!
In His name,
Tim Bouman, Head of School / Principal